Reef Frontiers en-us http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:02:53 +0000 PhotoPost Pro 7.0 60 023 http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=1027&title=023&cat=511 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=1027&amp;title=023&amp;cat=511"><img title="023.JPG" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/511/thumbs/023.JPG" alt="023.JPG" /></a><br /><br />by: ecobalance ecobalance Thu, 14 Jun 2007 11:41:17 +0000 Target Mandarin (aka Spotted Mandarin) http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=892&title=target-mandarin-aka-spotted-mandarin&cat=511 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=892&amp;title=target-mandarin-aka-spotted-mandarin&amp;cat=511"><img title="Target_Mandarin.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/511/thumbs/Target_Mandarin.jpg" alt="Target_Mandarin.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cvp7900 cvp7900 Mon, 13 Mar 2006 19:43:28 +0000 PsychoMandarin http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=874&title=psychomandarin&cat=511 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=874&amp;title=psychomandarin&amp;cat=511"><img title="PsychoMandarin17_cr1--Medium.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/511/thumbs/PsychoMandarin17_cr1--Medium.jpg" alt="PsychoMandarin17_cr1--Medium.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Beakerbob<br /><br />Description: My green mandarin all decked out for a date.<br /><br />1 comment Beakerbob Thu, 22 Dec 2005 21:20:35 +0000 Mandarin Dragonet http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=801&title=mandarin-dragonet&cat=511 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=801&amp;title=mandarin-dragonet&amp;cat=511"><img title="450Mandarin_MKP_.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/511/thumbs/450Mandarin_MKP_.jpg" alt="450Mandarin_MKP_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: NaH2O<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Synchiropus splendidus Common Names: Mandarin Dragonet, Green Mandarinfish, Striped Mandarinfish Max. size: 6.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 18 m Climate: tropical; 24 - 26°C Distribution: Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands to Australia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 6-8. Rare individuals have a bright red ground color. Preopercular spine 0[2-5/0]1. Biology: Inhabits shallow protected lagoons and inshore reefs. Found on silty bottoms with coral and rubble. Usually in small groups spread over small area. Has been reared in captivity. Well-known aquarium fish Aquarium Care: Challenging to feed. This species has a poor survival record among aquarists, as it often starves in newly set-up or sterile tanks. To increase chances of sustaining a healthy fish, introduce into a well-established, peaceful and mature reef aquarium with plenty of live substrate (rock and sand) and hiding spots. Caution should be used when housing with sea anemones. Despite the presence of a noxious slime that deters potential fish predators, the Mandarin Dragonet may be eaten by an anemone. Will ignore other fish species, but males will attack males of the same species. Males have a more elongated first dorsal spine than females. The Mandarin Dragonet may bury in the sand at night or if threatened. This species should be provided plenty of natural prey. Will accept vitamin-enriched live brine and live black worms, but is a methodical feeder that doesn't do well with competitors. With training, the Mandarin Dragonet may accept frozen/defrosted foods. Live and starter cultures can be purchased to help stock rufugiums. Photo Courtesy of ©mkpaulson<br /><br />13 comments NaH2O Sun, 16 Jan 2005 06:50:17 +0000 Picturesque Dragonet http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=359&title=picturesque-dragonet&cat=511 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=359&amp;title=picturesque-dragonet&amp;cat=511"><img title="41Picturesque_dragonet.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/511/thumbs/41Picturesque_dragonet.jpg" alt="41Picturesque_dragonet.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Synchiropus picturatus Common Names: Picturesque Dragonet, Psychedelic mandarinfish, Spotted Mandarinfish, Picture Dragonet Max. size: 7.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine Climate: tropical Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Philippines, eastern Indonesia and northwest Australia. Biology: Found on sandy bottoms of shallow sheltered reefs. Secretive in rubble below living coral. Feeds on small benthic invertebrates. Aquarium Care: Challenging to feed. This species should be introduced to a well-established, peaceful, large and mature reef tank, with plenty of live substrate (rock and sand), hiding spots, and/or a productive refugium. Will most likely starve in new or barren tanks. Should not be housed with anemones, as they may eat this fish. Will ignore other fish species, but males will attack males of the same or similar species (S. spendidus). Males have a more elongated first dorsal spine compared to females. May bury itself in the sand at night or if threatened. Requires plenty of natural prey. Will accept vitamin-enriched live brine shrimp and live black worms, but is a methodical feeder that doesn't fare well with competitors. With training, the Picturesque Dragonet may accept frozen/defrosted foods. <br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Sun, 26 Dec 2004 14:31:17 +0000 Japanese Dragonet http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=357&title=japanese-dragonet&cat=511 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=357&amp;title=japanese-dragonet&amp;cat=511"><img title="41Japanese_dragonet.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/511/thumbs/41Japanese_dragonet.jpg" alt="41Japanese_dragonet.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Synchiropus ijimai Max. size: 10.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 10 - 20 m Climate: temperate; 18 - 22°C Distribution: Northwest Pacific: Japan. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 7. A pair of supraorbital cirri present. The first dorsal fin of male high, broad and with many narrow white lines. Preopercular spine with an antrorse process at base which is absent in N. ocellatus and N. morrisoni. Attains 7 cm SL. Biology: Inhabits coral and rocky reefs. Found on algal covered rocks and boulders Aquarium Care: Requires cooler temperatures (18ºC-22ºC). As with other members of the genus Synchiropus, this species is challenging to feed and needs a very peaceful, large reef tank with plenty of live rock and a productive refugium. <br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Sun, 26 Dec 2004 14:31:16 +0000 Ocellated Dragonet http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=358&title=ocellated-dragonet&cat=511 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=358&amp;title=ocellated-dragonet&amp;cat=511"><img title="41Ocellated_dragonet.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/511/thumbs/41Ocellated_dragonet.jpg" alt="41Ocellated_dragonet.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Synchiropus ocellatus Common Names: Ocellated Dragonet, Scooter Dragonet, Scooter Blenny Max. size: 8.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 30 m Climate: tropical; 24 - 26°C Distribution: Western Pacific: southern Japan to the Marquesan Islands. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 7-9. Identified by starry pattern on body and males by dorsal fin. Biology: Inhabits sandy areas of lagoon and seaward reefs. Also in sheltered rocky reef habitats in few meters depth, usually in small loose groups. Aquarium Care: Challenging to feed. This species does best when introduced to a well-established, peaceful, large, and mature reef tank with plenty of live substrate (rock and sand), and/or a productive refugium. Males have brighter coloration and a larger first dorsal fin, which is erected and dpread wide when displaying to females or rivals. More aggressive tankmates may bother the Ocellated Dragonet and keep it from getting enough to eat, better to keep with docile tankmates. Offer meaty foods (including shaved shrimp or vitamin-enriched live brine) using a long pipette, airline tubing, or turkey baster to place items near the fish on the substrate. Live and starter cultures can be purchased to help with stocking refugiums. mojoreef Sun, 26 Dec 2004 14:31:16 +0000 Pygmy Dragonet http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=354&title=pygmy-dragonet&cat=511 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=354&amp;title=pygmy-dragonet&amp;cat=511"><img title="41Pygmy_dragonet.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/511/thumbs/41Pygmy_dragonet.jpg" alt="41Pygmy_dragonet.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Diplogrammus pygmaeus Max. size: 3.7 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: demersal; marine; depth range - 17 m Climate: tropical Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: off southern Oman, the Gulf of Oman, Jana Island in the Persian Gulf and off Abu Dhabi. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 7 Biology: Specimens have been collected from rubble at the base of a drop off. mojoreef Sun, 26 Dec 2004 14:31:15 +0000 Circled Dragonet http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=355&title=circled-dragonet&cat=511 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=355&amp;title=circled-dragonet&amp;cat=511"><img title="41Circled_dragonet.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/511/thumbs/41Circled_dragonet.jpg" alt="41Circled_dragonet.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Synchiropus circularis Max. size: 2.3 cm SL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range - 8 m Climate: tropical Distribution: Western Pacific: Mariana Islands. More recently reported from the Chesterfield Islands. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 7-8. Preopercular spine 0[1/0]1. Biology: Found on seaward reefs of Guam and Tinian, to a depth of 8 m Aquarium Care: As with other members of the genus Synchiropus, this species will require a large, peaceful reef system with plenty of live rock, productive refugium, and/or sand bed, as it is challenging to feed. mojoreef Sun, 26 Dec 2004 14:31:15 +0000 Coral Dragonet http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=356&title=coral-dragonet&cat=511 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=356&amp;title=coral-dragonet&amp;cat=511"><img title="41Paradiplogrammus_corallinus.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/511/thumbs/41Paradiplogrammus_corallinus.jpg" alt="41Paradiplogrammus_corallinus.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Paradiplogrammus corallinus Max. size: 3.7 cm SL (male/unsexed); 4.0 cm SL (female) Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 12 - 58 m Climate: subtropical Distribution: Pacific Ocean: Japan, New Caledonia, and Hawaii. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8. Dorsoposterior edge of eye with a pair of supraorbital cirri. Long, somewhat pointed snout. Male with first dorsal fin high and elongate; and with an inverse Y-shaped, blackish brown blotch on the throat. The female with a large dark mark at the base of its pelvic fin. Biology: Found on mixed volcanic and coral sand, broken shells, and rubble substrate, with low relief and no algal cover (rarely on pure sand) mojoreef Sun, 26 Dec 2004 14:31:15 +0000 Morrisons Dragonet http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=352&title=morrisons-dragonet&cat=511 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=352&amp;title=morrisons-dragonet&amp;cat=511"><img title="41Morrison_s_dragonet.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/511/thumbs/41Morrison_s_dragonet.jpg" alt="41Morrison_s_dragonet.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Synchiropus morrisoni Max. size: 7.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 12 - 33 m Climate: tropical; 24 - 26°C Distribution: Western Pacific: Japan to Australia and eastward to Fiji; throughout Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 7. Body with numerous round spots. Males identified by striped dorsal fin. Biology: Occurs in algal covered rocks of seaward reefs; rarely in less than 25 m in most coral reef areas Aquarium Care: As with other members of the genus Synchiropus, this species is challenging to feed, and should be introduced into a well-established, peaceful, and mature reef tank. Provide plenty of live substrate (rock and sand), and a productive refugium. mojoreef Sun, 26 Dec 2004 14:31:14 +0000 Starry Dragonet http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=353&title=starry-dragonet&cat=511 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=353&amp;title=starry-dragonet&amp;cat=511"><img title="41Starry_dragonet.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/511/thumbs/41Starry_dragonet.jpg" alt="41Starry_dragonet.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Synchiropus stellatus Common Names: Starry Dragonet, Stellate Dragonet Max. size: 7.5 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range - 40 m Climate: tropical; 24 - 26°C Distribution: Indian Ocean: East Africa to Sumatra, Indonesia. Also around oceanic islands. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 7. Body mottled pink or gold above with silvery spots between dark sepia stellate blotches, silvery with dark red spots below; first dorsal fin with lines and ocelli in males, black with white margin distally in females. Biology: Inhabits coastal protected reefs on rubble or algal covered rocks Aquarium Care: Challenging to feed. This species should be introduced to a well-established, peaceful, large and mature reef tank, with plenty of live substrate (rock and sand), and/or a productive refugium. The Starry Dragonet behaves indifferently towards other sifh species, but may be bothered by more aggressive tankmates. Large cheek spines may beomce entangled in a fishnet, so if possible, use a specimen container. Offer meaty foods (including shaved shrimp or vitamin-enriched live brine) using a long pipette, airline tubing, or a turkey baster to place food near the fish on the substrate. Live and starter cultures are available for purchase to help stock refugiums. mojoreef Sun, 26 Dec 2004 14:31:14 +0000 Dragonet http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=348&title=dragonet&cat=511 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=348&amp;title=dragonet&amp;cat=511"><img title="41Dragonet.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/511/thumbs/41Dragonet.jpg" alt="41Dragonet.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Callionymus lyra Max. size: 30.0 cm TL (male/unsexed); 25.0 cm TL (female); max. reported age: 6 years Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 5 - 430 m Climate: temperate; 16 - 20°C; Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: southern Iceland and Norway south to Mauritania, including the northern Mediterranean, Gibraltar, and Algeria, western Black Sea, Aegean and Adriatic Sea, Azores and the Canary Islands. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal soft rays: 9. Gill opening dorsal. Usually antrorse (forward-pointing) tip at base of preopercular spine. Rays of second dorsal unbranched except for the last, which is divided at base. Snout length 2-3 times the diameter of the eye. Biology: Occurs on sand and muddy bottoms from sublittoral to 200 m and to 400 m or more. Feeds on small invertebrates, mainly worms and crustaceans. Territorial, males aggressive with each other. Complex courtship behavior consists of 4 phases: courtship, pairing, ascending, releasing eggs and milt. Pelagic eggs and larvae mojoreef Sun, 26 Dec 2004 14:17:56 +0000 Sand Dragonet http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=349&title=sand-dragonet&cat=511 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=349&amp;title=sand-dragonet&amp;cat=511"><img title="41Sand_dragonet.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/511/thumbs/41Sand_dragonet.jpg" alt="41Sand_dragonet.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Callionymus marleyi Max. size: 13.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 1 - 20 m Climate: tropical Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: southern Red Sea to the Cape of Good Hope, the Persian Gulf, and southwestern India. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8. Color varies from yellow to dark brown; 1st dorsal fin of males light grey with dark lines, 1st and 4th spines longest; 1st dorsal fin of females black, 1st spine longest, 4th spine shortest. Biology: Inhabits shallow sandy bottoms. Feeds on benthic crustaceans, worms and snails. mojoreef Sun, 26 Dec 2004 14:17:56 +0000 Reticulated Dragonet http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=350&title=reticulated-dragonet&cat=511 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=350&amp;title=reticulated-dragonet&amp;cat=511"><img title="41Reticulated_dragonet.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/511/thumbs/41Reticulated_dragonet.jpg" alt="41Reticulated_dragonet.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Callionymus reticulatus Max. size: 11.0 cm TL (male/unsexed); 6.5 cm (female) Environment: demersal; non-migratory; brackish; marine ; depth range 0 - 110 m Climate: temperate Distribution: Northeast Atlantic: southern North Sea, Irish Sea, and southwestern Ireland to Portugal. Mediterranean Sea: Málaga, Spain. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal soft rays: 8-10. Preopercular spine present. Antrorse (forward-pointing) spine at base very small, rudimentary or absent. Second dorsal in males with dark blotches in vertical or oblique rows, in females colorless. Gill cover with 3 spines. Snout slightly longer than the eye diameter. Biology: Occurs in inshore waters, even intertidally, on sandy shores. <br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Sun, 26 Dec 2004 14:17:56 +0000 Fingered Dragonet http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=351&title=fingered-dragonet&cat=511 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=351&amp;title=fingered-dragonet&amp;cat=511"><img title="41Fingered_dragonet.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/511/thumbs/41Fingered_dragonet.jpg" alt="41Fingered_dragonet.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Dactylopus dactylopus Common Names: Fingered Dragonet, Finger Dragonet Max. size: 30.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 55 m Climate: tropical Distribution: Western Pacific: Japan to northwestern Australia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 7. Identified by the finger-like separate first rays of the ventral fins, and distinguished from the similar D. kuiteri in usually having 8 divided rays in the second dorsal fin (versus 9), the fin with a distinct horizontal pattern of lines in adults, and males have long filaments on the first dorsal fin (versus short or absent). Body moderately depressed. Preopercular spine with processes on both inner and outer sides. Pelvic spine and 1st pelvic ray fused into an elongate rod, separated from the other pelvic rays. Attains 10 cm SL. Biology: Lives on sand-weed bottoms. Inhabits protected sand and mud flats and slopes at depths of 1 to 55 m; also include estuaries and deep water Aquarium Care: This species is challenging to feed. To successfully keep the Finger Dragonet, it should be introduced to a mature, large, peaceful reef tank, with well-established live rock and sand, and/or a productive refugium. This species is peaceful except with members of the same species, and possibly other dragonets. Keep with non-aggressive feeders. Needs plenty of open sand bottom and will bury itself when threatened or at night. May require special feeding. Offer meaty foods (including shaved shrimp or viamin-enriched live brine) using a long pipette, airline tubing, or turkey baster to place items near the fish on the substrate. mojoreef Sun, 26 Dec 2004 14:17:56 +0000 Saw Spine Dragonet http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=344&title=saw-spine-dragonet&cat=511 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=344&amp;title=saw-spine-dragonet&amp;cat=511"><img title="41Sawspine_dragonet.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/511/thumbs/41Sawspine_dragonet.jpg" alt="41Sawspine_dragonet.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Diplogrammus infulatus Max. size: 12.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 1 - 20 m Climate: tropical; 24 - 26°C Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea to Delagoa Bay, Mozambique. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 7. Males golden above, with silvery mottlings and darker spots, and dark blue spots laterally; females mostly buff. Biology: Inhabits tide pools with seaweeds and shallow waters down to 20 m. mojoreef Sun, 26 Dec 2004 14:17:55 +0000 Mangrove Dragonet http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=345&title=mangrove-dragonet&cat=511 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=345&amp;title=mangrove-dragonet&amp;cat=511"><img title="41Mangrove_dragonet.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/511/thumbs/41Mangrove_dragonet.jpg" alt="41Mangrove_dragonet.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Callionymus enneactis Max. size: 8.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; brackish; marine; depth range - 15 m Climate: tropical Distribution: Western Pacific: Gulf of Thailand to the Solomon Islands, north to Japan, south to northwestern Australia; Palau and Yap in Micronesia. Probably specimens from eastern Indonesia, northeastern Australia, and the Loyalty and Hawaiian islands, may also be this species. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 7. Has distinctive dorsal fin with large pale-edged black ocellus between 3rd and 4th spine, and barred pattern below cheek. Biology: Occurs in sand and mud bottoms from brackish mangrove areas to a depth of 15 m in coral reef lagoons. mojoreef Sun, 26 Dec 2004 14:17:55 +0000 Blotchfin Dragonet http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=346&title=blotchfin-dragonet&cat=511 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=346&amp;title=blotchfin-dragonet&amp;cat=511"><img title="41Blotchfin_dragonet.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/511/thumbs/41Blotchfin_dragonet.jpg" alt="41Blotchfin_dragonet.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Callionymus filamentosus Max. size: 20.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 16 - 100 m Climate: subtropical Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea south to Delagoa Bay, Mozambique and eastward to Taiwan. Migrated to the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 9. Light brown in color with dark spots on sides; fins with dark brown spots; males with black stripes or blotches on 1st dorsal fin, females with black blotch on 3rd membrane. Ventral margin of preopercular spine convex. Biology: Found on sandy and muddy substrate of the coastal area down to a depth of about 100 m mojoreef Sun, 26 Dec 2004 14:17:55 +0000 Hinds Dragonet http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=347&title=hinds-dragonet&cat=511 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=347&amp;title=hinds-dragonet&amp;cat=511"><img title="41Hinds_dragonet.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/511/thumbs/41Hinds_dragonet.jpg" alt="41Hinds_dragonet.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Callionymus hindsii Max. size: 9.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: demersal; marine; depth range - 40 m Climate: tropical Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf to China, Indonesia, Borneo, New Guinea, Philippines and the southern part of southeast Asia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 9 Biology: Found on sand bottoms. mojoreef Sun, 26 Dec 2004 14:17:55 +0000 Small Head Dragonet http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=343&title=small-head-dragonet&cat=511 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=343&amp;title=small-head-dragonet&amp;cat=511"><img title="41Smallhead_dragonet.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/511/thumbs/41Smallhead_dragonet.jpg" alt="41Smallhead_dragonet.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Callionymus erythraeus Max. size: 10.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 1 - 10 m Climate: tropical Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea, Persian Gulf, and southern India. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8. Caudal fin rounded. Biology: Found on sand and mud bottoms with some rock. mojoreef Sun, 26 Dec 2004 14:17:54 +0000